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The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is a nonprofit organization founded in 1926. The ARL is the state's largest animal shelter, serving over 19,000 animals each year from all corners of the state. With a focus on adoption, humane education, cruelty intervention, spay and neuter programs, and reuniting lost and found pets with their owners, the ARL is the greater Des Moines area's only shelter that never turns away an animal in need.

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Agencies Partner to Rescue Kitten from Culvert

posted 9/26/2014
On Wednesday we received a call from a Polk County Animal Control Officer to assist with a 6 week old kitten he was trying to rescue from a 20 foot culvert in Johnston. With the morning rain, the water was rising and he wasn't able to reach the kitten, despite his best efforts. We quickly loaded up with nets and poles and headed out there. ...

Prepare Your Pets During Preparedness Month

posted 9/22/2014
September's Preparedness Month is an opportunity to encourage Iowans to take steps to make sure they and their families are ready for disasters. But it's also an opportunity to talk about preparedness for other important members of our families, our pets. ...

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